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Winnng is always fun. Beating the Nationals is especially fun.

"I like your beard." "You too"
"I like your beard." "You too"
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Good morning, Camden Chatters. The Orioles had a nice win last night, in which Ubaldo Jimenez got his 100th career win and Manny Machado got his 500th career hit. He's the youngest player in the history of the Orioles to reach 500. Feel free to swoon. As for Ubaldo, he can be frustrating to watch at times, but I continue to enjoy him as a human being. He had a nice postgame interview with Jim Hunter that you can see here. You can check out the rest of the details of last night's game in Mark's recap.

Links

Century club: Ubaldo Jimenez earns 100th win | orioles.com
He got his 100th win and an RBI single. Even when the five walks, it was a good night to be Ubaldo.

Contributions From The Orioles' Non-Prospects | Camden Depot
Contributions from AAA lifers is Dan Duquette's specialty.

Are Orioles Or Nationals The Bigger Disappointment In 2015? | Press Box Online
Paul Folkemer takes a look at the seasons that both MASN teams are having and concludes that the Nationals have been the bigger disappointment. That doesn't mean the Orioles have been fun, though.

Pine Belt Major League Baseball player dies | WDAM-TV 7
Walter Young played 14 games for the Orioles in 2005 and spent three seasons in their system total. Since 2011 he had been working as a school resource officer in Lamar County, Mississippi. He died of a heart attack at just 35 years old.

Orioles closer Zach Britton dealing with strained lat - Baltimore Sun
Get well soon, Zach. No reason to send the guy out there if he's hurting.

Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra has passed away at age 90 | Pinstripe Alley
Baseball has lost a truly likeable fellow.

Birthdays

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have three Orioles birthday buddies: Pete Harnisch (49), who sadly left the Orioles in the trade the brought the team Glenn Davis; Willie Greene (44), who played 24 games for the Orioles in 1998 after he was traded for Jeffrey Hammonds; and Marcelino Lopez (1943-2001), who put up a 3.23 ERA as a relief pitcher for the O's from 1967-70.

Non-Orioles with birthdays today include rocker and birdman fave Bruce Springsteen (66), head coach of the Ravens John Harbaugh (53), and Chi McBride (54) who was in the goofy and charming show Pushing Daisies as well as the ridiculous yet entertaining Boston Public.

This Day in Baseball History

On this day in 1999, the Orioles lost game one of a doubleheader to end their 13-game winning streak. Can you even imagine a 13-game winning streak? And that was in a losing season! The streak brought the team to within two games of .500, but they went just 4-8 over the final 12 games.

It was this day in 2013 when Manny Machado's season was ended by a brutal knee injury. I don't want to talk about it.

Cubs fans like to remember this date, because it was on this day in 1908 that the Cubs won the pennant! They went on to win the World Series that year.

In 1995 Lance Johnson of the White Sox had six hits, including three triples! I don't know who Lance Johnson is, but that's pretty impressive.